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What is LaTeX anyway?


2010-11-11, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hamburg

What is LaTeX anyway?

This talk was held in the KunterBunteSeminar, a workshop conducted by the students of the Computer Science department, University of Hamburg.

It was conceived as a general introduction to working with LaTeX, primarily appropriate for absolute beginners. I gave an overview of how LaTeX documents are structured and how packages are included. Next, I spent a lot of time going over the most important and well-known packages (such as KOMA-Script and Beamer). Also included were some handy tips and tricks that hopefully help make LaTeX more fun and less daunting.

At the end, we had a look at the LaTeX code of some example documents I prepared: a simple official-looking letter, the current version of my bachelor thesis, and the very slides for this presentation.



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2010-11-21 13:43:37

noch einmal vielen dank für die super präsentation.

ich wollte hier noch einmal nachtragen, dass das von mir im vortrag erwähnte utf8x scheinbar nicht mehr weiterentwickelt wird und bereits zu konflikten mit anderen paketen führt. utf8 ist daher wohl die bessere wahl, auch wenn dies im vergleich weniger zeichen umfasst.

wer "echten" unicode möchte sollte sich statt pdftex eher xetex oder ähnliches ansehen bzw. verwenden.

2013-10-24 21:17:05

Hi, Ich hab mir gerade deinen Talk auf lecture2go angeschaut und dachte mir ich bedanke mich auch nochmal, wenn es schon eine Kommentar-Seite gibt. Also hiermit: Danke für den Talk, sehr informativ, hat mir auf jeden Fall weitergeholfen! mfg